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I am used to …… in queues

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I am used to ………… in queues.

  1. stand
  2. standing
  3. stand up
  4. standing still

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Once the …… manuscript is received by the publishers

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Once the ………… manuscript is received by the publishers, it is typed in double space.

  1. total
  2. full
  3. complete
  4. filled

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They gave a …… dinner to celebrate the occasion

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They gave a …… dinner to celebrate the occasion, which impressed every guest.

  1. austere
  2. public
  3. sumptuous
  4. summary

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The car was damaged beyond repair in the ……. accident

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The car was damaged beyond repair in the …………. accident.

  1. outrageous
  2. ghastly
  3. nasty
  4. heinous

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The tired traveler …… on in the hope of finding some resting place

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The tired traveler ……… on in the hope of finding some resting place.

  1. strolled
  2. scurried
  3. paraded
  4. plodded

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My most interesting visitor comes at night

Reading Comprehension L1

My most interesting visitor comes at night, when the lights are still burning - a tiny bat who prefers to fly in through the open door and will use the window only if there is no alternative. His object in entering the house is to snap up the moths that cluster around the lamps. All the bats I have seen fly fairly high, keeping near the ceiling; but this particular bat flies in low, like a dive-bomber, zooming in and out of chair legs and under tables. Once, he passed straight between my legs. Has his radar gone wrong, I wondered, or is he just pain crazy?

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The rule of the road means that in order

Reading Comprehension L1

The rule of the road means that in order that the liberties of all may be preserved, the liberties of everybody must be curtailed. When the policeman, say, at a road-crossing steps into the middle of the road and puts out his hand, he is the symbol not of tyranny but of liberty. You have submitted to a curtailment of private liberty in order that you may enjoy a social order which makes your liberty a reality. We have both liberties to preserve - our individual liberty and our social liberty.

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The Subsidiary Alliance system was extremely advantageous

Ordering of Sentences

S1 : The Subsidiary Alliance system was extremely advantageous to the British.

S6 : They controlled the defence and the foreign relations of the protected ally.

  • P : They could now maintain a large army at the cost of Indian states.
  • Q : if many war occurred in the territories
  • R : either of the British ally or of the Britishers
  • S : This enabled them a to fight wars far away from their own territories

This proper sequence should be

  1. P Q R S
  2. P S Q R
  3. Q R P S
  4. S R P Q

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Give the benefit of doubt

Idioms and Phrases

Give the benefit of doubt

  1. To be partial to someone
  2. To be judgemental
  3. Regard someone as innocent until proven otherwise
  4. Say something exactly right

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Don’t count your chickens before the eggs have hatched

Idioms and Phrases

Don’t count your chickens before the eggs have hatched

  1. If you are not good at something better to avoid that
  2. Don’t make plans for something that might not happen
  3. Not to come up to expectations
  4. Don’t put all your resources in one possibility

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Devil’s advocate

Idioms and Phrases

Devil’s advocate

  1. A dangerous person
  2. To present a counter argument
  3. Very argumentative person
  4. Creating an unpleasant situation

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Cut the mustard

Idioms and Phrases

Cut the mustard

  1. Prepare spices out of mustard seeds
  2. To come up to expectations
  3. Making absurd expectations
  4. Very enthusiastic

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Cry over spilt milk

Idioms and Phrases

Cry over spilt milk

  1. Complaining about a loss in the past
  2. Too much inquisitive about something
  3. When something is done badly to save money
  4. Dealing with a problem only in an emergency situation

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Frank Lloyd Wright has been acclaimed

Spotting Errors

Each question has a sentence with parts A, B and C. Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any part.

  1. Frank Lloyd Wright has been acclaimed
  2. by colleagues
  3. as the greater of all modern architects.
  4. No error

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At the request of the Defence Attorney

Spotting Errors

Each question has a sentence with parts A, B and C. Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any part.

  1. At the request of the Defence Attorney,
  2. the jury were called
  3. and their individual verdicts were recorded.
  4. No error

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The politician lost face in his constituency

Spotting Errors

Each question has a sentence with parts A, B and C. Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any part.

  1. The politician lost face in his constituency
  2. when he broke the pre-election promises
  3. he made to his people.
  4. No error

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Antonym of Liquidate

Antonyms

The company was liquidated within five years.

  1. bankrupt
  2. closed down
  3. flourishing
  4. privatized

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Antonym of Diversity

Antonyms

Cultural diversity in the working place is good for business.

  1. uniformity
  2. conformity
  3. identity
  4. similarity

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Antonym of Likeness

Antonyms

There is no likeness between him and his brother.

  1. unlikeliness
  2. unlikelihood
  3. dissimilarity
  4. disaffinity

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Antonym of Fine

Antonyms

He had a fine ear for music.

  1. small
  2. close
  3. coarse
  4. smooth

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Antonym of Outgoing

Antonyms

Due to the postal strike, the outgoing mail got delayed.

  1. urgent
  2. incoming
  3. ordinary
  4. speedy

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Antonym of Serious

Antonyms

He is very serious by temperament.

  1. grave
  2. trivial
  3. sober
  4. stupid

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Antonym of Concerned

Antonyms

The party was excellent, and I would like to thank all the people concerned.

  1. cared
  2. attentive
  3. dependable
  4. uninvolved

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Antonym of Attract

Antonyms

Why does the fire attract insects?

  1. discharge
  2. destroy
  3. repel
  4. remove

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Antonym of Geared

Antonyms

The country’s economy must be geared to wartime requirements.

  1. subordinated to
  2. related to
  3. adjusted to
  4. unlinked to

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Synonym of Abundant

Synonyms

Abundant food was available for the soldiers in the mess.

  1. little
  2. plentiful
  3. delicious
  4. wholesome

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Synonym of Fiscal

Synonyms

The government’s new policies will come into force from the next fiscal year.

  1. calendar
  2. academic
  3. financial
  4. leap

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Synonym of Lavishly

Synonyms

He spends his money lavishly.

  1. hesitatingly
  2. generously
  3. foolishly
  4. carefully

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Synonym of Interlocutor

Synonyms

The confusion on the interlocutor’s face was gratifying.

  1. government officer
  2. party worker
  3. dialogist
  4. revolutionary

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Synonym of Improving

Synonyms

Weather conditions have been improving over the past few days.

  1. mending
  2. amending
  3. becoming better
  4. advancing

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Synonym of Indissolubly

Synonyms

The growth and development of the peasant movement was indissolubly linked with the national struggle for freedom.

  1. firmly
  2. vaguely
  3. individually
  4. steadily

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Synonym of Granted

Synonyms

A local court granted bail to the criminal on Thursday.

  1. confessed
  2. donated
  3. allowed
  4. yielded

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Synonym of Deliver

Synonyms

The judge told that he would analyze the evidence and then deliver the verdict.

  1. liberate
  2. surrender
  3. transfer
  4. pronounce

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Synonym of Attack

Synonyms

In India, it has become easy to attack cultural artefacts these days.

  1. beckon
  2. assault
  3. belch
  4. appreciate

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Synonym of Sycophancy

Synonyms

I do not want you to lead a life of sycophancy as you did during the foreign rule.

  1. admiration
  2. love
  3. appreciation
  4. flattery

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Synonym of Counterfeit

Synonyms

He gave me a COUNTERFEIT coin.

  1. rare
  2. fake
  3. unmatured
  4. inferior

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Synonym of Exhausted

Synonyms

At the end of the marathon everybody was EXHAUSTED.

  1. weakened
  2. honoured
  3. satisfied
  4. tired

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Synonym of Maiden

Synonyms

This is his MAIDEN appearance on the screen.

  1. first
  2. last
  3. girlish
  4. shy

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Synonym of Repeal

Synonyms

The decision of the Union Government to REPEAL the Urban Land Ceiling Act has been welcomed by all.

  1. suppress
  2. amend
  3. cancel
  4. withhold

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Synonym of Minute

Synonyms

The experts’ MINUTE examination brought to light some important clues.

  1. quick
  2. detailed
  3. superficial
  4. prolonged

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Synonym of Meticulous

Synonyms

He is extremely METICULOUS in his approach.

  1. simple
  2. careful
  3. fair
  4. reasonable

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Synonym of Drastic

Synonyms

We must adopt DRASTIC measures to control population growth.

  1. simple
  2. dramatic
  3. realistic
  4. severe

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Synonym of Intimidate

Synonyms

The police officer tried to INTIMIDATE the witness but in vain.

  1. inform
  2. reward
  3. frighten
  4. persuade

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Synonym of Candid

Synonyms

His candid opinions have won him many friends.

  1. kind
  2. courteous
  3. generous
  4. frank

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Synonym of Acumen

Synonyms

Businessmen who lack acumen cannot be expected to be very successful.

  1. fairness
  2. sharpness
  3. boldness
  4. righteousness

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Synonym of Indiscriminate

Synonyms

The police fired indiscriminately at the crowd, killing many innocent women and children.

  1. continuously
  2. without distinguishing
  3. foolishly
  4. rapidly

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Synonym of Counter

Synonyms

Bad tendencies are to be countered by good ones until all that is evil disappears.

  1. Opposed
  2. balanced
  3. reduced
  4. bypassed

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Synonym of Sever

Synonyms

It is unwise to sever diplomatic relations with a neighbouring country over small matters.

  1. engage
  2. estrange
  3. cut off
  4. twist

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Antonym of Corroborate

Antonyms

The witness corroborated word for word the statement of the victim.

  1. accepted
  2. confirmed
  3. denied
  4. repeated

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Antonym of Auspicious

Antonyms

The birth of his child decidedly proved to be an auspicious event in his life.

  1. precious
  2. ominous
  3. useless
  4. unforgettable

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